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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Arsenal to play Nigeria's Super Eagles in Abuja August 5

English premier league side Arsenal will play Nigeria's Super Eagles in a pre-season match in Abuja on August 5, according to promoter David Omigie of DanJan Sports. It will be the first time Arsenal will play in Nigeria.



Arsenal traditionally hosts an annual pre-season tournament at the Emirates Stadium, but they opted to postpone the event for a year because of the 2012 London Olympics. The visit to Nigeria will conclude Arsenal's pre-season after tours to both China and Malaysia in July.

On their official website, Arsenal said: "The club last visited Africa during a tour to South Africa in July 1993."
"It is returning as a result of the fantastic support which exists for the team, not only in Nigeria, but across the entire continent."

DanJan Sports revealed that tickets for the match will go on sale from 4 July.

49 comments:

James said...

I pray Boko doesn't come to spoil show.

Usually, I'd have been surprised to see a Country vs Club seeing it only happens in FIFA games but Netherlands and Bayern Munich played so I knew it was possible.

Girl Next Door - Virus Detected! said...

Thnk God am not a soccer fan,b4 hypertension kil me cos eh dey ll so trash d eagles*

Christopher Prince said...

am nt an Arsenal fan bt team 9ja go cry ohhh!! even second team go scold us

Anonymous said...

Linda, that Arsenal picture you're using is quite outdated. Gaƫl Clichy and Samir Nasri are no longer at Arsenal!

Anonymous said...

Great idea, but I hope logistics have been put in place 2 forestall *boko haramic* sledge hammer? I asked bcos whites value their lives, shuld anything happen 2 just one of them yawa go gas 4 naijaooo! Ekwusigokwam. *amrra*

Anonymous said...

Juicy invitation for Boko Haram bros.

Anonymous said...

I pray boko haram no storm there sha

Unknown said...

lion and mosquitoe........ I think 5 vs 0 is enough. Good wrk for the organisers

Anonymous said...

Eagles 0-3 Arsenal
*Yimu*

Lady Theresa said...

Arsenal vs Super eagles!! What a laff!!! Smh!!

Unknown said...

Lol na disgrace dey go disgrace 9ja...ope yakubu isnt playn???

Unknown said...

Lol na disgrace dey go disgrace super eagles...young boiz vs old man..ope yakubu isnt playn???

Chikaka said...

True oh. Add Cesc and Eboue too. We get the idea still.

Woman of Virtue said...

Thorough beating!

Tina said...

Make dem bring it 2 calabar jor be 4 boko go welcom dem o but i pity those 9ija players o

Anonymous said...

Iya nla

Anonymous said...

Nice one

Anabel said...

Amen! They should better nyash down in their countryoooo

Ammy said...

Abi... I tink i'm evn seein fabregas!!!!

YK said...

They never born ass-nal well......up super Chicken !

Chrisllionaire said...

I bet it, security wl be much more tiqhter dan whn PDP conventn was held.. Forqet boko. Can't wait for Arsenal to show. The funniest thinq is that our local players wl try to show dat their head dey there... As for d result, letz kp our finqers crossed.

Anonymous said...

Wen d interest of choosin btwn Arsenal and Supes Eagles on wu 2 win comes in, d predictin sentiments also pounced on one's mind, especially on Nigerian Gunner fans.
But d fact is dat i can't (sory, i won't) put Arsenal ahead of my National team (in spite me being an uncompromised gunner), when on many times, i hav pledged my faithfulnes, loyalty and honesty to Nigeria my Country.
I want Super Eagles to win bt d fact is dat, Arsenal hav upper chances of winnin bein a regular training and playin team while Super Eagles (in 60th of world rankin) only trained occasionaly as a team, hence d lower certainty of triumphin.
Whoeva wins, i win!
Gunner 4 life, 9JA 4 EVA!

Anonymous said...

boko haram

Anonymous said...

Thank u oo. Linda, arsenal fans will av ur head 4 putting up ds pic. Nasri is our friend at all. Lool

Anonymous said...

*isnt

Anonymous said...

I won't b surprised if boko dudes sef go take a break 2 watch arsenal.they just may b fans, Lool

KC1 said...

hmmmmmmm this is risky oo, when we have our Boko Haram brothers and babies around the corner, just see contract for them. I have said my own o.

Anonymous said...

Fear go let them come Nigeria? With all the boko haram nonsense.

Anonymous said...

@Linda,its just a click to get d recent picture.Dont be lazy to do d right thing.Little things like dis counts a lot.U ll nt use ur hand to spoil ur great works IJN...

Unknown said...

Go super eagles.*yimu*.na arsenal go kill super eagles.and boko haram go kill all of them

Unknown said...

Go super eagles.*yimu*.na arsenal go kill super eagles.and boko haram go kill all of them

Ziba! said...

Saw this on Dennis Oge's blog earlier. SO na true? Hmm, make God no let Boko Haram spoil am o

Anonymous said...

why rotten abuja stadium ..What about calabar at least its peaceful ..they are not going to bring their main players just the second team....just watch...

Anonymous said...

Good one for Nigerian and Premiership fans, we look up to the Match.
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IAmhairs said...

wishing nigeria a wonderfull outing.....NIGERIA MUST GROW

Unknown said...

Arsenal 0 - Super eagles 4 .................... And d arsenal pics na old school sef Linda, Linda

Anonymous said...

Up Gunnnnnnnerz I will be ther live If people like mention Boko from now till eternity I go go seee my Team Gunnerz for Life men cant wait have been planning since I heard of it in May

Anonymous said...

The lion and the deer show. who don't know lion loves raw meat. Total devour. Up Gunners!

Austin sunday said...

God wil see us through lets be possible.

Austin sunday said...

God will see us through lets be possible.

Nick Nooney said...

It is a good omen to Nigerian Football but this Boko Haram issue better be controlled by the government before it gets worse and disrupt the ARSENAL PRE-SEASON TOUR WITH SUPER-EAGLES

Anonymous said...

Hia

NecFix said...

Hian! Linda what sort of old team pictures are these? You could've as well added Jay Jay Okocha & Patrick Vieira to the Nigerian & Arsenal teams respectively.

Anonymous said...

The clash of emeritus runners-up giants of Africa and Premiership football. Arsenal has an opptunity to win a 'trophy' this year in the clash if there is one, that is.

Anonymous said...

Nigeria go flock arsenal hands up!!!...lol

kelly f.baby said...

hmmmm boko haram nko .....

Okey said...

Lin darlin..we know that this is a thoroughly lopsided match..still it wouldnt hurt to use a recent Arsenal pic ke....I know say u no know squat about ball...

Anonymous said...

linda u for go through the pain of putting recentteam pictures nah. haba!

brezzy said...

I hope say nigeria leg go touch ball...................

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